Welcome to Redbridge - find out more about the borough.Picture of the town hall in ilford

  • Redbridge is an outer London Borough situated in the north-east of the capital, bordering Waltham Forest, Havering, Newham, Barking and Dagenham and Essex 
  • Known as the "leafy" suburb, Redbridge enjoys one of the best living environments in London
  • The Borough stretches from Ilford and Seven Kings in the south, through Newbury Park and Barkingside, to Woodford Green, Woodford Bridge and Hainault in the north
  • Redbridge has a thriving, vibrant multi-cultural community with a population of 288,300 residents.
  • Redbridge is the fourth most diverse borough in the country and approximately 66 per cent of its population hail from a minority ethnic background
  • Redbridge is a Fairtrade borough - find out more here
  • To find out more about the Redbridge population and other socio-economic information, see our Research and Statistics section.

Our Council

  • Redbridge’s administrative headquarters are at Redbridge Town Hall in Ilford. The administration is led by Councillor Jas Athwal.
  • The Labour Party has overall control of Redbridge Council.

The Mayor of Redbridge

You can find out here who the current Mayor of Redbridge is

The Cabinet

  • The Cabinet and its Members (also known as the Executive) is made up of nine councillors. Each councillor has responsibility and a budget for a key service area such as education, the environment, housing etc.
  • Find out more about the Redbridge Council cabinet.

Redbridge Members of Parliament

The Borough is also represented in Westminster by the following four London MPs:

Our constitution

  • Redbridge’s current constitutional arrangement is to have a Leader who is elected by full Council for a 4 year term
  • The Leader appoints a Deputy Leader and the Cabinet and assigns Portfolios to each Cabinet Member
  • The Cabinet currently comprises of nine members including the Leader and Deputy Leader
  • Find out more about the Constitution at Redbridge.

Our staff

  • The Council employs 8,500 staff who work flexibly at a number of locations across the Borough. Staff at Redbridge strive, at all times, to help make Redbridge a better place to work and live.
  • Redbridge Council is a three star Council, which means that it has received a top grading from the Audit Commission on its delivery of value for money services to residents. 

Redbridge Council is placed in the top ten per cent of all councils across the UK. 

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